QUEBEC-RESEARCH-L ArchivesArchiver > QUEBEC-RESEARCH > 2008-11 > 1227252224
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Anonyme
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 02:23:44 EST
My guess is the child was a miscarriage at 16 weeks .......?????
In a message dated 11/21/2008 1:34:20 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
Further to Mona's explanation about "Ondoyé" and "Anonyme", could I please
ask for the meaning of the baptism record (shown below) from St. Michel
Cathedral in Sherbrooke. Does it mean the infant child died before the age of 17
weeks and was buried without being baptized? Wouldn't he have been given a
name by that age? I assume it was a boy because of the single e at the end
of né and decedé.
My best stab at the handwriting is -
"Le seize Fevrier mil huit-cent quarante quatre a été inhumé dans le
cemetiere Catholique de cette ville le corps d'enfant anonyme décédé l'avant veille
age de dix sept (?) semaines né du legitime marriage de Marc Beaulieu and de
Maria Willard de Sherbrooke furent present à l'inhumation (?) et Marc
Beaulieu qui n'ont pu signer...."
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